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 Vance Worley throws in the bullpen Sunday in Bradenton, Fla.

Vance Worley ready to compete in second season with Pirates

Right-hander has a renewed mindset as he fights for a starting spot in his first spring with the Pirates.

about 8 hours ago


 Jung Ho Kang participates in sliding drills Sunday in Bradenton, Fla.

Pirates notebook: Jung Ho Kang's adjustment continues with alacrity

Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang hopes to prove his power will translate from Korean baseball to the major leagues.

about 8 hours ago


 Carlow men’s basketball coach Tim Keefer: “I’m not the best coach for this job, but I’m probably the best guy for this job.”

Carlow men's basketball team endures growing pains in first year

Coach Tim Keefer and members of the Carlow men’s basketball team reflect on a challenging first season of competition in the NAIA.

about 8 hours ago


Pitt women rally for victory on senior day

Star guard Brianna Kiesel was the focal point going into Pitt’s senior day, and not much changed once the game started.

about 8 hours ago


Kentucky standout high school wrestler headed to Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

Austin Meyers, who will wrestle in college at West Virginia, will take part in the tournament March 15.

about 8 hours ago


 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save in front of the Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen in the second period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Of all Penguins stars, Marc-Andre Fleury has shined brightest

With another sterling effort in a 5-3 win Sunday against Columbus, Marc-Andre Fleury keeps proving his rank among the NHL’s top goaltenders.

about 8 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Not much decided in spring training

A caller to the ‘Bob Pompeani Show’ Saturday proclaimed that Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer would be under 'a lot of pressure,’ during

about 2 hours ago


 Christian Ehrhoff

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff scratched again

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was scratched before Sunday’s 5-3 home win against the Blue Jackets as the Penguins followed team protocol.

about 8 hours ago


 Penguins Evgeni Malkin is congratulated by Kris Letang after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the first period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Power plays, Evgeni Malkin push Penguins past Blue Jackets, 5-3

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin finished with two goals and an assist, giving him six points in his last two games.

about 9 hours ago


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant.

Steelers Sunday Spotlight: Wide receivers good as gold(en)

One of a series of stories looking at the Steelers’ needs for 2015. These could be the glory days for wide receivers.

1 day ago


 Pitt's James Robinson drives between Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre, left, and Konstantinos Mitoglou in the first half Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Late collapse has Panthers in bad spot

Pitt’s NCAA tournament chances took a huge hit Sunday as the Panthers blew a nine-point second-half lead.

about 9 hours ago


 Jose Tabata waits on deck to hit during batting practice at Pirates City, Bradenton, Fla.

Tabata trying to break through again

Tabata spent the offseason refining his swing in hopes of increasing his power production and has put on a show since arriving in Bradenton.

1 day ago


 Pitt coach Jamie DIxon and the Pitt Panthers go to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the first time to play Wake Forest.

Pitt's wait to play at Wake is over

The Panthers have played at every ACC court except for one, and that will change tonight when the Panthers visit Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

1 day ago


 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Ron Cook: Rutherford can rest easy at deadline

General manager Jim Rutherford's work is done, but that of the Penguins' biggest stars is now just beginning.

1 day ago


 Not much to celebrate for Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in shootouts this season.

Shootouts not netting many points for Penguins

The Penguins have struggled in shootouts with a 3-5 record this season. That’s a stark contrast to their 7-3 mark in 2013-14.

1 day ago


 Pirates players Jung Ho Kang jokes with Gregory Polanco (middle) and Starling Marte at workouts at Pirate City in Bradenton Fla.

Gene Collier: Recalling the bizarre spring of 1995

The zany spring of 1995 was certainly one to remember in Bradenton, where the Pirates nearly threw a med school student behind the plate.

1 day ago


 The Penguins' Beau Bennett.

Dave Molinari On the Penguins

A weekly look at the Penguins and the issues surrounding the team from Post-Gazette reporter Dave Molinari: Stretch-run thoughts.

1 day ago


Winnik put on Penguins' third line

Penguins notebook: Recently acquired Daniel Winnik made his Penguins practice debut Saturday, working with Steve Downie and Brandon Sutter.

1 day ago


Duquesne University football player dies

Chris Johnson, 22, a senior defensive back at Duquesne University, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

about 19 hours ago


McCutchen humble at the top

Andrew McCutchen is a quiet man and even when displaying the swagger of one of the best players in the game, he does so without airs.

1 day ago


Robert Morris ready for conference tournament

The Colonials players now have time to consider the importance, and the opportunity of the No. 2 seed for next week’s conference tournament.

1 day ago


 A wall of walleye. Left to right, Phil Kohley, Nick Kohley, Rich Depace and Doug Hopkins, all from the Saxonburg area, show off a day’s catch following an Erie walleye charter.

Welcome to Walleye U: New walleye class, expo and flea market to debut in Erie

The buzz about a walleye fishing class spread so quickly that organizers were taken by surprise when the 150 available seats sold out early.

1 day ago


Wildlife: Despite arctic blast, nature shows signs of spring

With lakes and rivers still mostly frozen, it may seem overly optimistic to think of spring. But it's coming.

1 day ago


Duquesne falls to St. Bonaventure

Derrick Colter had 22 points and seven assists and Dominique McKoy added a career-high 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Dukes in the loss.

1 day ago


 Waynesburg’s A.C. Headlee won his second WPIAL Class AAA title in three years with a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday against Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher at 132 pounds.

WPIAL wrestling: Long-awaited revenge for Waynesburg's A.C. Headlee

Waynesburg standout A.C. Headlee’s upset of Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher stands out thanks to a thrilling finish.

1 day ago


 This nice northern pike was pulled through the ice covering Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, by Nico Summaria of Peters. Although safe ice continues to hold throughout most of the region, it’s prudent to take safety precautions.

Outdoors notebook: Special trout season starts, could be confusing

Pennsylvania's statewide trout season opens April 18; the regional season begins April 4 in 18 southeastern counties.

1 day ago


Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 28

Box scores from Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

1 day ago


Upsets reign at Class AAA wrestling tournament

No. 8 seed Luke Kemerer of Hempfield scores the biggest surprise with a victory against No. 2 seed Mike Heinl of Shaler at 126 pounds.

2 days ago


 Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell celebrates with Nick Antonucci after the Colts rallied to defeat North Allegheny for the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Chartiers Valley comes from behind to earn WPIAL Class AAAA title

After trailing by double digits at halftime, Chartiers Valley dominated North Allegheny in the second half on its way to a 78-67 win.

1 day ago


 Norwin's Taylor Ingel jumps into the arms of Danielle McMaster after defeating Penn Hills in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Norwin defeats Penn Hills, 54-34, for Class AAAA WPIAL title

Norwin junior guard Alayna Gribble scored a game-high 21 points while Penn Hills sophomore guard Desiree Oliver led her team with 17.

1 day ago


 Blackhawk’s Courtney Vannoy, left, and Bridgette Shaffer celebrate after winning the WPIAL AAA title.

Blackhawk girls beat South Fayette for WPIAL Class AAA crown

Chassidy Omogrosso combined for 45 points to lift Blackhawk to a 65-54 victory against South Fayette.

1 day ago


 Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh celebrates winning the WPIAL Class AA title.

Aliquippa beats Seton-LaSalle for WPIAL Class AA championship

Aliquippa becomes only the 14th team in the past 52 years to win a WPIAL championship with a perfect record. Aliquippa is 25-0.

1 day ago


Wise leads Vincentian to a WPIAL Class A girls title over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Brenna Wise poured in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Vincentian to its fourth consecutive title after a 74-35 win.

1 day ago


Allderdice boys win PIAA play-in game

The Dragons’ PIAA tournament run got off to a good start Saturday with a 13-point victory against Erie McDowell from District 10.

1 day ago


 Pirates right hander Brad Lincoln during workouts at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Lincoln hopes second time is the charm with Pirates

Brad Lincoln, a former first-round pick, is back with the Pirates as a non-roster invitee and will vie for a spot in the bullpen.

2 days ago


 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Trade deadline chatter absent from Penguins locker room

Penguins have had no “serious” discussions lately about more trades before Monday’s deadline.

2 days ago


 University of Pittsburgh football coach Pat Narduzzi.

With 'honeymoon' over, Pitt coaches push players in offseason workouts

Winter workouts give Pitt players a chance to work with their new coaches, and coaches aren’t afraid to make those players uncomfortable.

2 days ago


 Pitt's Chris Jones works around Boston College's Patrick Heckmann in the second half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center

Panthers take care of the basketball

Pitt’s ability to take care of the ball and pass well helped set a late-season surge in motion.

2 days ago


 Robert Morris' Aaron Tate grabs a rebound in front of Sacred Heart's Steve Glowiak in the second half at the Sewall Center on Jan. 18, 2015.

Robert Morris guard relishes supporting role

Aaron Tate makes the difference for Robert Morris despite his quiet demeanor.

2 days ago


PIAA wrestling: Familiar feeling for Burrell senior in Class AA victory

Burrell’s Al Beattie met Southmoreland rival Jacob Beistel once again in the Class AA Southwest Regional and the result stayed the same.

1 day ago


 Pirates Neil Walker

Bob Smizik: Contract extensions not likely

There has been a lot of recent talk about the possibility of the Pirates offering contract extensions to Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen.

2 days ago


Snow sports: Franklin County ski resort worth the trip

Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg spent more than $2.5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 season.

2 days ago


PIAA Boys Basketball Qualifiers and Schedule

PIAA BOYS PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS

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PIAA Girls Basketball Qualifiers and Schedule

PIAA GIRLS PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: What to watch for in tonight's Penguins and Pitt basketball games

The opening faceoff at the Consol Energy Center tonight is shortly after 5 p.m. The opening tipoff for Pitt at Wake Forest basketball is

1 day ago


Rodney Pryor leads RMU to OT win in final regular season game

Rodney Pryor scored 22 points to help Robert Morris erase a 10-point second-half deficit in a 71-70 overtime victory against Saint Francis

1 day ago


 Indiana’s Riley Stapleton makes the game-winning basket over Beaver Falls’ Zach Duffy in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Indiana’s Stapletons knock off Beaver Falls in final two seconds

Brothers Riley and Dylan Stapleton connect on the final play of the game for a layup to beat Beaver Falls at Petersen Events Center.

2 days ago


British TV shows student picture of ‘Jihadi John’ in Pirates baseball cap

Sky News says the black cap was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied.

2 days ago


 Monessen teammates celebrate at the buzzer after defeating Jeannette in the WPIAL Class A championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

No. 2 seed Monessen breezes to Class A title

Monessen overcomes last year’s big loss to Lincoln Park in AA to win WPIAL title comfortably.

2 days ago


 Seton-LaSalle teammates celebrate their win against Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Seton-LaSalle girls repeat as WPIAL champions

The Rebels roll past Bishop Canevin for fourth Class AA title in past five years.

2 days ago



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